Small Appliances

68 Kitchen-Tested Products

Indoor Smokeless Grills
Indoor Smokeless Grills
Are smokeless grills truly smokeless, or do they just smoke less?
Published: October 2019
Coffee Makers Less Than $100
Coffee Makers Less Than $100
We brewed hundreds of cups of coffee to find out.
Published: October 2019
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Portable Blenders
Portable Blenders
Made-to-order margaritas at the beach? A smoothie for one after the gym? We’re a…
Published: June 2019
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Induction Burners
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
Published: August 2019
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Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: August 2019
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
Published: July 2019
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Stovetop Griddles
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Published: July 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
Published: May 2019
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Burr Grinders
Burr Grinders
Coffee aficionados have long debated the best brewing method, but is the secret …
Published: January 2019
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Indoor Gardens
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
Published: January 2019
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The June Intelligent Oven
The June Intelligent Oven
A countertop oven with artificial intelligence that “recognizes” and automatical…
Published: September 2018
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Indoor Pizza Ovens
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Is a specialty appliance the secret to making great pizza at home?
Published: June 2018
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
This intelligent cooking set includes an induction burner that wirelessly commun…
Published: June 2018
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cold-brewed coffee in 25 minutes instead of the standard 12 to 24 hours: the rea…
Published: May 2018
Air Fryers
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
Published: March 2018
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Behmor Connected 8-Cup Brew System
Behmor Connected 8-Cup Brew System
Does it matter if your coffee maker is smart?
Published: March 2018
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
Published: October 2017
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Espresso Machines
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
Published: July 2017
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Mini Slow Cookers
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
Published: January 2017
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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
Published: January 2017
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Food Dehydrators
Food Dehydrators
To find the best dehydrator, we purchased five models and set them to work creat…
Published: September 2016
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of about $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a B…
Published: January 2016
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High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
Published: December 2015
Personal Blenders
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
Published: September 2015
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Rice Cookers
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
Published: May 2015
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Large Ice Cream Makers
Large Ice Cream Makers
We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cr…
Published: March 2015
Bread Machines
Bread Machines
We tested five bread machines to see if the newer, less-expensive models now on …
Published: March 2015
Tea Machines
Tea Machines
Would brewing tea with a tea machine be more convenient than using a regular ele…
Published: November 2014
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Home Seltzer Makers
Home Seltzer Makers
Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear adva…
Published: July 2014
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Greek Yogurt Maker
Greek Yogurt Maker
This appliance promises to streamline the process of making Greek yogurt at home…
Published: January 2014
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Portable Crock Pot
Portable Crock Pot
This device is designed to both transport and warm your food for hot lunches any…
Published: July 2013
Large-Capacity Digital Kitchen Scale
Large-Capacity Digital Kitchen Scale
Do you need a kitchen scale that can weigh ingredients up to 22 pounds?
Published: June 2013
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Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on …
Published: November 2017
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Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
While citrus reamers tackle oranges and the like, juice extractors expand the op…
Published: July 2013
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Ice Cream Cone Makers
Ice Cream Cone Makers
Want to make crispy, fresh ice cream cones at home? Try one of these ice cream c…
Published: August 2013
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Electric Gravy Warmer
Electric Gravy Warmer
For many Thanksgiving diners, turkey is merely a vehicle for the star of the sho…
Published: November 2012